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MyRoll Gallery now supports Android Wear

MyRoll gallery has been around for a few months now, offering a nice gallery replacement app with a nice UI and it bundles your photos together into Moments. The developers have updated the app with a nice material style and rather interestingly they’ve added Android Wear support.

Podcast 121 – Last in the current series

Welcome to episode 121 of our podcast. Where we chat about what we’ve up to in the week, what we’ve been using in the last week, what we’ve bought or sold and our thoughts on the latest news. Joining me this week was Ian and John. This

Podcast 121 – Listen in live

Hello there, welcome to the “listen in live” page for our podcast. Joining me this week should be John, topics this week will be about 2014 and the best and worst of things. We have a variety of categories to decide which has been the worst for

Vodafone will sell the BlackBerry Classic very soon

BlackBerry keep on plugging away at the market, releasing phone after phone after phone. The latest is a mixture of the old style of BlackBerry and the new style, aptly called BlackBerry Classic. Basically you get all of the fancy swipey BB10 OS with the capability of

Android App Review – Lazy Swipe

Large screen devices have a lot to answer for these days, they force me to wear trousers with large pockets, they force me to carry a man bag whilst I’m out and about and most of all they force my thumbs to stretch way beyond what they

EE crowned as top mobile operator in London

Think for one minute about the current networks we have to choose from in the UK? Name me two. I’d guess most of you went with EE and Three, not only are they the most popular but they also offer a great product. Be it almost totally

HERE Maps is now available on the Google Play Store

For a while one of the unique selling points behind Nokia Windows Phone devices was the HERE Maps suite. It offered a truly offline mapping solution for free. It was one of the reason I always took a Windows Phone on holiday. Now the HERE maps team

A little bit of patience goes a long way

Many months ago I took the plunge, I did what many phone enthusiasts do, I pre ordered a phone from a company with a history of buggy software, dodgy memory setup and questionable update policies. Yes I’m talking about Oppo and my Find 7a. So here I

Podcast 119 – 100 GB of data for free

Welcome to episode 119 of our podcast. Where we chat about what we’ve up to in the week, what we’ve been using in the last week, what we’ve bought or sold and our thoughts on the latest news. Joining me this week was Garry. This weeks topics

Podcast 119 – Listen in live

Hello there, welcome to the “listen in live” page for our podcast. Joining me this week should be Garry, topics this week will be about the Nexus 6 almost being available, our thoughts on the Yotaphone 2, the HT Desire 816 and HTC One M8 GPE combo

It seems there might be a Lumia 1020 successor after all

Cast your mind back a few months, I wrote this article here where I basically questioned what was going on with the Microsoft and the successor to the Lumia 1020. Well over the weekend things have changed, some leaked images show what looks like a metallic new

Xiaomi Mi Band – Review

Xiaomi are a big name, a big name across the world, they are the third largest phone manufacturer at the moment, behind only Apple and Samsung. They are from China and along with companies like Oppo, OnePlus and Huawei they are starting to show people you don’t

OnePlus Two anyone?

It’s hardly a surprise that OnePlus are thinking about a making a second device, as the demand for their first phone has been rather high. Demand that was partially created by a ludicrous invite system and also by the fact they were offering a phone with great

Podcast 118 – featuring “Special Gary”

Welcome to episode 118 of our podcast. Where we chat about what we’ve up to in the week, what we’ve been using in the last week, what we’ve bought or sold and our thoughts on the latest news. Joining me this week were Gary, John and Khellan.

Podcast 118 – Listen in live

Hello there, welcome to the “listen in live” page for our podcast. Joining me this week should be Gary, Khellan and John, topics this week will be about the Nexus 6 almost being available, March of the Droids 2015, the Nokia N1 tablet, the crowd sourced Jolla

Nokia Lumia 830 – Review

The range of Lumia phones is rather expansive, there are a whole range of phones spanning from the lowly Lumia 520 through to the enourmous and powerful Lumia 1520. The 8xx series Lumia have always felt odd to me, the 820 was overshadowed by the cameras in

Nokia Z Launcher beta is now available on the Google Play Store

A while back Nokia shocked people by making an Android Launcher, around about the same time as they released a few Android phones. At that stage they were only available by signing up and downloading the apk file and manually installing it. Well now they’ve gone and

Podcast 117 – another week of pondering the Nexus 6

Welcome to episode 117 of our little podcast. Where we chat about what we’ve up to in the week, what we’ve bought and our thoughts on the latest news. Joining me this week was Ian. This weeks topics included me and my Nokia Lumia 830, the LG

Podcast 117 – Listen in live

Hello there, welcome to the “listen in live” page for our podcast. Joining me this week should be Dan and Ian, topics this week will be about the Nexus 6, the Microsoft Lumia 535, March of the Droids 2015, the Nokia Lumia 830 I’ve got and no

LG G Watch R – Review

The original Android Wear devices were about showing the world what Android Wear was about, the initial lineup included the LG G Watch which I reviewed here, it was just a black square on my wrist that basically showed some pictures of watch faces on my wrist to